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    patrick j. kennedy Quotes

    I see the policy of opposing same-sex marriages or unions, whatever you call it, as bigotry or discrimination.
    — Patrick J. Kennedy
    tags: marriage 
     
    For students today, only 10 percent of children from working-class families graduate from college by the age of 24 as compared to 58 percent of upper-middle-class and wealthy families.
    — Patrick J. Kennedy
    tags: children  age  child  college 
     
    My state has the highest child poverty rate in all of New England, above the national average.
    — Patrick J. Kennedy
    Franklin Roosevelt said the test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance to those who have much; it is whether we provide enough to those who have too little. This reconciliation package fails that test as well.
    — Patrick J. Kennedy
    tags: progress  abundance  fail 
     
    We believe in some basic human principles - everyone should have the opportunities not just to survive, but to excel with their God-given talents and abilities. Those are the values that should be reflected in our budgets.
    — Patrick J. Kennedy
    Moreover, as the leadership of the House confirmed last year, the Administration remains opposed to a congressional resolution on the Armenian Genocide due to Turkish objections. This approach sends absolutely the wrong signal to Turkey and to the rest of the world.
    — Patrick J. Kennedy
    tags: world  wrong  leadership  year 
     
    Democrats believe that government should reflect the sense of community that Americans demonstrated after Katrina - the sense of community that has defined and united America throughout its history.
    — Patrick J. Kennedy
    Facts are, insurance ratings are really dependent on the notion that some people are higher risk than others.
    — Patrick J. Kennedy
    tags: people  risk  facts 
     
    I believe that successfully addressing our national security needs while protecting our basic freedoms and civil liberties requires continual Congressional oversight, and I will continue to work to assert the role of this body in carrying out this grave responsibility.
    — Patrick J. Kennedy
    People are going to keep getting prescribed medication that is counter to what their real disease state is, which is addiction.
    — Patrick J. Kennedy
    tags: people  addiction  real 
     
    If we do not provide education for every single American, we are consigning those without an education to second-class status.
    — Patrick J. Kennedy
    If we had a terrorist attack, the way the people respond is going to determine whether that attack is just a tragedy or whether that attack becomes an all-out disaster.
    — Patrick J. Kennedy
    tags: people  tragedy 
     
    A staggering 63 percent of Americans say that addiction to alcohol or other drugs has had an impact on them at some point in their lives.
    — Patrick J. Kennedy
    You don't fight cancer with grants, or heart disease with grants.
    — Patrick J. Kennedy
    tags: heart  fight 
     
    The key battleground in the war on terrorism, therefore, is in the minds of the American public.
    — Patrick J. Kennedy
    tags: key  war  terrorism  mind  american 
     
    In the 5 years, well over 60,000 American families have been broken apart by the absence of insurance because the only way for parents to get treatment for their children is to turn the custody of those children over to the State.
    — Patrick J. Kennedy
    I am a recovering alcoholic.
    — Patrick J. Kennedy
    In our pledge every day, we pledge one Nation under God with liberty and justice for all.
    — Patrick J. Kennedy
    tags: justice  god  liberty 
     
    In the last 5 years, American employers have lost over $150 billion of productivity to depression alone. That is more than the GDP of 28 different States during the same period.
    — Patrick J. Kennedy
    And how the government communicates about homeland security is central to how the public responds.
    — Patrick J. Kennedy
    tags: government 
     
    Our contention is not that medication alone is the answer. We really need to have it in conjunction with cognitive behavioral therapy and with peer support. And that needs to be reimbursed [by health insurers], because it shows huge reductions in overall spending.
    — Patrick J. Kennedy
    tags: health  alone 
     
    Procrastination is a sign of a perfectionist.
    — Patrick J. Kennedy
    No one is immune from addiction; it afflicts people of all ages, races, classes, and professions.
    — Patrick J. Kennedy
    tags: people  age  race  profession 
     
    Terrorism is a psychological warfare. Terrorists try to manipulate us and change our behavior by creating fear, uncertainty, and division in society.
    — Patrick J. Kennedy
    tags: fear  society  terrorism 
     
    My mother is still battling alcoholism.
    — Patrick J. Kennedy
    tags: mother 
     
    So if we are really concerned about generating more taxes, we ought to be investing in our people, not taking away the kinds of resources that contribute to their ability to become greater taxpayers in this country.
    — Patrick J. Kennedy
    tags: people  tax 
     
    Americans have been given goals to achieve in Iraq, but not the standards by which to measure progress. And the only assurance Americans have been given that we can reach those goals is to trust the President and his Administration at their word.
    — Patrick J. Kennedy
    As the bill requires, any terror alert system must give people and organizations some indication about what steps they must take to improve their own security and assist in the Nation's security.
    — Patrick J. Kennedy
    tags: people 
     
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